Nashville Premises Liability Attorney
If you or someone you love suffered injuries while on somebody else’s property–whether in a restaurant or store, a parking lot or a park, a home or a sidewalk–you may be able to seek compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as for various financial losses related to those injuries. The liability in such cases depends on negligence and on the foreseeability of harm. Was the property owner (or the tenant in control of the property) negligent? Did that person or entity fail to take reasonable care to keep the premises safe for patrons or social guests? Could the property owner have taken measures that would have prevented the harm? Given the benefits to the public, would the cost of such measures have been justified? Was the injured person negligent as well? It could be the right time to contact a premises liability law firm.
In Tennessee, property owners have a duty to remove dangerous conditions that they are aware of or should have become aware of through reasonable efforts (for example by regularly inspecting the property), or to warn guests of those hazardous conditions. However, the fact that an injury occurred is not enough to prove that the property owners were negligent. If the injury was not foreseeable, our premises liability law firm would advise that the property owner would not be considered negligent.
Terms like “foreseeable” and “reasonable” are open to different interpretations. Thus, if you suffered an injury while on someone else’s property and are considering bringing a premises liability claim against the owner or tenant in control of the premises, it is crucial that you discuss the details of your case, as soon as possible, with an experienced Nashville premises liability attorney.
Premises liability cases don’t always involve slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents (although those are common and can sometimes lead to Catastrophic Injuries). Another type of premises liability claim applies when people are injured by attacks that took place on someone else’s property, if the property’s owners provided inadequate security for their guests. In addition, when the injured victims are children, property owners may be held responsible under the theory of “attractive nuisance”–if those owners created a condition that enticed the children to come onto their property.
Nashville Negligent Security
Negligent security is another issue to consider in a premises liability case. When you enter a shop, bar, or restaurant, you might not consider it a legal contract, but it is. There is an understanding between the business and the customer that the establishment is safe for visitors.
While unforeseeable hazards can arise, a business may be guilty of negligent security if the organization does not protect its clients from certain risks of injury. A negligent security case may be filed against a person or business owner who fails to offer reasonable security to ensure their customers’ safety from assault or other criminal conduct.
Negligent security might be an issue if a store customer is attacked in a dark parking garage without any cameras and suffers injuries. The business knew or should have known about the risk but may not have taken enough measures to prevent problems.
Other common places where a negligent security situation could occur are:
- Bars and nightclubs
- Hotels and motels
- Movie theaters
- Apartment buildings
You also may be able to file a negligent security case where these issues are present:
- Improper lighting
- Inaccessible exits
- Lack of security guards and surveillance cameras
Negligent security cases are often complicated. It is best to hire a Nashville negligent security attorney as soon as possible.
Proving Fault In A Negligent Security Case
Businesses are not usually liable for a spontaneous and unexpected crime on their property. However, if there is a pattern of criminal activity in the area or at the establishment, there is a legal obligation to protect customers. If the business does not take appropriate measures to keep patrons safe, this can be considered negligence, and injured victims have important rights to compensation.
Based in Nashville, the experienced premises liability attorneys at Raybin & Weissman, P.C., represent clients in premises liability cases throughout Tennessee. We are committed to providing exceptional client services in each case that we undertake.
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In any case that involves personal injury or a wrongful death caused by someone else’s negligence, our initial consultation is free. Please contact us today for more information and a knowledgeable and honest assessment of your case.